What do I get by enrolling?

 

We created SoundBridge Academy to provide you with the knowledge behind the features, empowering you to use any plugin or production software out there because you understand its components and how they work together to create sound.

You will learn: Sound Design, Audio Processing, Composition & Sketching, Arrangement & Structure and Mixing & Mastering.

Our certificate program covers all of the fundamental knowledge needed to start your career in music production. Our courses are taught using Ableton Live with easy to understand examples and you are not expected to have any previous music or audio engineering experience to take them. Learn at your own pace with lifetime access to the courses and all future updates.

Our classes are taught by real producers, practical, to the point and full of valuable tips. Don't spend thousands of dollars. Get the best education for a fraction of the price!

  • Access to our 6 high quality courses

  • 80+ hours of hands-on high quality HD video lessons

  • Lifetime 24/7 access to the courses and all future updates

  • Music Production Certificate Diploma (upon completion of all 6 courses)

  • Priority Customer Support

  • Mobile friendly

  • Go at your own pace

  • Easy to follow examples

  • Taught by real producers

  • No previous experience required

What will I learn?

  • 2
    SOUND DESIGN
    • LEVEL 1 - WAVEFORMS
    • Amplitude, Frequency and Phase
    • Wave Shapes
    • Complex Wave Shapes
    • Spectral Response
    • LEVEL 2 - SAMPLED INSTRUMENTS
    • Samplers
    • Using Sampled Instruments
    • Creating Sampled Instruments
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 3 - SYNTHESIZERS
    • Intro to Synthesizers
    • Oscillators
    • Types of Synthesis
    • Complex Synthesizers
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 4 - FILTERS
    • Filtering Sound
    • Routing
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 5 - MODULATION
    • Modulators
    • Envelopes
    • LFOs
    • What to modulate
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 6 - MIDI ARTICULATIONS
    • Velocity
    • Mod Wheel
    • Pitch Wheel
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 7 - INSERT FX
    • Basic FX
    • Signal Flow
    • FX for Synthesis
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 8 - AUTOMATION
    • MIDI Mapping
    • Automation Lanes
    • Recording Automation
    • Drawing Automation
    • Practical Example
  • 3
    AUDIO PROCESSING
    • LEVEL 1 - TYPES OF PROCESSING
    • Equalizers
    • Dynamic
    • Time Delay
    • Special
    • LEVEL 2 - EQ
    • Spectral Response
    • Filter Types
    • Filter Parameters
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 3 - DYNAMIC PROCESSING
    • Compressor
    • Limiter
    • Noise Gate
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 4 - REVERB
    • Reverberation
    • Types of Reverbs
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 5 - DELAY
    • Delay Basics
    • Delay Types
    • Chorus, Flanger & Phaser
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 6 - SPECIAL PROCESSING
    • Distortion
    • Vocoder
    • Auto-Tune
    • Analog Gear Emulators
    • Dynamic EQ
    • Multiband Dynamics
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 7 - STEREO FIELD
    • Stereo Principles & Metering
    • L/R Time & Pitch Offsets
    • Mid-Side Processing
    • Practical Example
    • LEVEL 8 - AUTOMATION & SIDECHAINING
    • Sidechaining
    • Automation
    • Practical Example
  • 4
    COMPOSITION & SKETCHING
    • LEVEL 1 - MUSIC FOUNDATIONS
    • Pitch
    • Scale
    • Time
    • Harmony
    • LEVEL 2 - RHYTHM & BEATS
    • Time Structure
    • Samples & Synths
    • Drum Machines
    • Step Sequencers
    • Your First Beat
    • LEVEL 3 - BASS
    • Programming a Bassline
    • Bass Sound Selection
    • Kick & Bass
    • LEVEL 4 - HARMONY & MELODY
    • Harmony
    • Melody
    • LEVEL 5 - FIRST LOOP
    • Drums
    • Leads
    • Pads
    • Bass
    • Accents
    • LEVEL 6 - BUILDING UP
    • Melody Variations
    • Complementary Sounds
    • Sound Cohesion
    • Enriching Sound
    • LEVEL 7 - GAIN STRUCTURE
    • Headroom
    • Loudness
    • Leveling & Panning
    • LEVEL 8 - FX & PROCESSING
    • FX for Sound Design
    • Reductive EQ
    • Additive EQ
    • Saturation
    • Compression
    • Depth
    • Stereo Imaging
  • 5
    ARRANGEMENTS & STRUCTURE
    • LEVEL 1 - SONG STRUCTURE
    • Intro
    • Verse
    • Chorus
    • Bridge
    • Outro
    • LEVEL 2 - REFERENCE TRACKS
    • Reference Structure
    • Reference Sound
    • Reference Arrangement
    • LEVEL 3 - ARRANGEMENT ORGANIZATION
    • Naming, Color & Order
    • Grouping
    • Markers
    • Purpose Specific Structures
    • LEVEL 4 - FIRST DRAFT
    • Deconstructing a Sketch
    • Structure Skeleton
    • Tension Dynamics
    • Filling the Spectrum
    • Objective Musical Appreciation
    • LEVEL 5 - TRANSITIONS
    • Cohesive Progression
    • Energy Management
    • Transitional Accents
    • LEVEL 6 - GAIN STRUCTURE
    • Headroom
    • Loudness
    • Leveling & Panning
    • LEVEL 7 - FX & PROCESSING
    • Sound Design FX
    • Phase, Cancellation and Addition
    • Channel Processing
    • Bus Processing
    • LEVEL 8 - AUTOMATION
    • Synth Parameters
    • Levels
    • Filters
    • Panning
    • Progression & Transitions
  • 6
    MIXING & MASTERING
    • LEVEL 1 - BASICS OF MIXING & MASTERING
    • Goals of Mixing
    • Why Mastering
    • Types of Mastering
    • LEVEL 2 - GAIN, SIGNAL CHAIN & REFERENCE MIXES
    • Reference Mixes
    • Analyzers
    • Gain Staging
    • Grouping Channels
    • Inserts & Returns
    • Level Balancing & Panning
    • Mastering Gain Structure
    • LEVEL 3 - FREQUENCY RANGE & EQ
    • Spectral Balance
    • Channel EQ
    • Bus EQ
    • Master Bus EQ
    • LEVEL 4 - DYNAMICS
    • Channel Dynamics
    • Bus Dynamics
    • Master Dynamics
    • LEVEL 5 - REVERB
    • Reverberation
    • Creating Space
    • Common Practices
    • LEVEL 6 - SPECIAL PROCESSING
    • Tape Processing
    • Tube Processing
    • Linear Distortion
    • Multiband Dynamics
    • Inflators & Maximizers
    • Stereo Imaging
    • LEVEL 7 - MASTERING CHAINS
    • Reductive EQ
    • Spectral Balancing
    • De-esser
    • Multiband Dynamics
    • Compression
    • Limiting
    • LEVEL 8 - LOUDNESS
    • Metering
    • Peak vs RMS vs LUFS
    • Exporting

What do I need?

No need to spend thousands of dollars on equipment and software

  • A Mac or PC computer with a web browser and broadband Internet access

  • Any DAW like Ableton, Logic, Protools, SoundBridge, etc.

  • A MIDI controller keyboard and/or padboard (optional)

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Student Reviews

  • Easy to follow examples

    Ellen Bellew

    I had no previous experience in musical production. Having lifetime access to the courses let me go at my own pace and the practical examples helped me under...

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    I had no previous experience in musical production. Having lifetime access to the courses let me go at my own pace and the practical examples helped me understand things better. I had some trouble with a few subjects but I purchased 1on1 time with the professor and it was super affordable.

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  • Excellent material. Highly recommended.

    Manny Ramirez

    This is a full featured module based music production certificate. For the price, you definitely get your moneys worth even if you already have an understand...

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    This is a full featured module based music production certificate. For the price, you definitely get your moneys worth even if you already have an understanding of most of the principles. You are guaranteed to come away more knowledgeable.

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  • Excellent Course

    George Golden

    I have to admit I was hesitant to purchase this certificate due to the low cost however after looking at the curriculum and taking the free course I quickly ...

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    I have to admit I was hesitant to purchase this certificate due to the low cost however after looking at the curriculum and taking the free course I quickly realized it would be money well spent. I had been looking for this type of training from an online school but the cost was out of my range for a comprehensive program that provides all that the Music Production Certificate includes. I have absolutely no musical background at all yet I found the lessons covered to date very easy to follow and very informative as well. I could easily spend the rest of my life trying to achieve the same level of knowledge by trying to read the manuals of all the tools covered in this certificate. Another advantage is being able to take the various modules at your own pace without any pressure from time constraints. Finally, having lifetime access to the course and only $50.00 per hour for 1 on 1 tutoring all add up to make this a tremendous a value. SoundBridge Academy thank you so much!!!!

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  • Everything I needed to be successful!!!

    James Biddle

    Like many people I tried the shortcuts, and it showed in my music. I was searching for a good school, but most schools were around 15k. Very happy I found So...

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    Like many people I tried the shortcuts, and it showed in my music. I was searching for a good school, but most schools were around 15k. Very happy I found SoundBridge. I compared the curriculum against the overpriced schools and the SoundBridge content met or exceeded the others. The level of detail and quality of the courses is freaking awesome. Everything is making sense now. Wish I would have started with this!!!! Thanks guys!!!

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  • Mixing & Mastering Rocks!

    Mike Anderson

    The Sound Design and Mixing & Mastering courses were my favorites. The videos are super clear and it is super valuable to be able to stop the videos as I...

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    The Sound Design and Mixing & Mastering courses were my favorites. The videos are super clear and it is super valuable to be able to stop the videos as I try things for myself. I used the certificate as a reason to make music and its structure took me step by step into being able to produce commercial quality music.

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  • Universal Knowledge

    Sam Taylor

    I love that the course focuses on the logic behind the functionality. I have been producing as an amateur for over a decade and I learned by doing. I am real...

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    I love that the course focuses on the logic behind the functionality. I have been producing as an amateur for over a decade and I learned by doing. I am really happy I took this course because it gave me all the core knowledge I need to be able to turn my ideas into reality in a much more efficient manner. I feel like I can use any Synth, Plugin or DAW in the market because I understand how their components work.

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  • Fast Learning curve!

    Ernesto Ho

    I am loving it! Looking forward to introduce it to the DR's music production scene. Can't stop watching and learning. ; )

    I am loving it! Looking forward to introduce it to the DR's music production scene. Can't stop watching and learning. ; )

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  • Excellent

    Tyrone Ennis

    Tons of information and tips that I'll be using to improve my productions. The course sparked ideas I had never even considered, Excellent!

    Tons of information and tips that I'll be using to improve my productions. The course sparked ideas I had never even considered, Excellent!

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  • Very good

    David Mitchell

    Valuable information, clear explanations, helpful practice activities.

    Valuable information, clear explanations, helpful practice activities.

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  • its good for crash beggining

    Evan Ketzal

    The free course is good for crash beginning and the rest of the courses are very complete.

    The free course is good for crash beginning and the rest of the courses are very complete.

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  • Awesome course!!

    Saul Valadez

    Great free course to get in depth into the audio production world, lots of info and well explained. Looking forward to enroll in more courses. sound makes s...

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    Great free course to get in depth into the audio production world, lots of info and well explained. Looking forward to enroll in more courses. sound makes sense now!!

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  • This was Awesome

    Isaac Łata

    I had so many experiences and konwledge that reached to me. Thank You.

    I had so many experiences and konwledge that reached to me. Thank You.

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